At IIM Calcutta, we believe that a successful future cannot be built without reflecting into the past and learning from our experiences as well as those of others. As an extension to this ideology of ours we organize the Institute Lecture Series featuring eminent personalities from various walks of life to share with us their experiences. Through this initiative, we want our students and faculty to develop a broader perspective of their responsibility to society and to give them an opportunity to listen to remarkable life stories of our esteemed panel of speakers. The Institute Lecture Series will also provide us with opportunities to gain insights from thought leaders on what path we should take in the future as an Institution of excellence in management education and will remind its students of the pre-requisites to being a successful manager and a remarkable figure in society.
In this endeavor, we have hosted eminent personalities such as His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Dr. Kiran Bedi, Shri Vinayak Lohani, Grassroots social entrepreneur and founder of “Parivaar, Dr. Sam Pitroda, Chairman, National Innovation Council and Advisor to the Prime Minister of India, Prof. Pranab Bardhan, Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of California, Berkeley, Mr. H. K. Mittal, Head, National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board and Member, Global Agenda Council on Fostering Entrepreneurship and Mr. Onno Ruhl, Country Director, World Bank Group, India. They have been among the notable visitors to the Institute. It is our constant enterprise to ensure that we invite dignitaries from a wider array of professions so as to develop a holistic and broad view of life and society.